Police sources say that Tiger Woods was arrested for drink driving in Florida early on Monday morning. Woods was arrested about 3 a.m. The professional golfer was later released but Palm Beach County police show that he was detained for a few hours. He was arrested in the town of Jupiter and sources say that his breath smelt of alcohol after police pulled his 2015 Mercedes over a few miles from his home. He has not made any comment. The police record lists the charge as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He was released on his "own recognizance", meaning he promised in writing to co-operate with future legal proceedings.
[Palm Beach County police released the golfer's mugshot]
Woods is recovering from recent back surgery. He wrote in a blog recently that the surgery had relieved terrible pain and that he hadn't "felt this good in years".
He said the outlook for a return to competitive golf was "positive" but that he was not in a "hurry". "I want to play professional golf again but I'm not looking ahead," he said. "I can't twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals."